Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, born into an ordinary family in an ordinary city went on to become the Mother Teresa that we all know today and most people cherish. But amidst all the hullabaloo and the attempt by several institutions and organizations to brand any criticism of her as bigotry, the truth that lies beneath the carefully constructed image that was presented and projected to the world is slowly but surely coming to light.
Now, on Monday, the Sky Documentaries has released a documentary on ‘Mother’ Teresa to expose the so-called Messiah and her NGO ‘Missionaries of Charity’ in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Sky Documentaries’ new documentary to expose ‘Mother’ Teresa
The newly released documentary titled ‘Mother Teresa: For the Love of God’ reveals stories that have been told by her close aides and enemies as well. It exposes how, under the garb of activism and love, Teresa possessed the evangelical zeal. The documentary aims at revealing ‘Mother’ Teresa’s ‘sainthood’ and truth behind the allegations levelled against the contentious ‘messiah’.
According to the reports, the documentary displays the severe dark side of the globally known ‘saint’ and she defended the serial abusers and criminals. The documentary also questions the morality of Teresa as she had a general preference for pain over easing it.
For years, ‘Mother’ Teresa has been accused of being a fraud. According to an article in Daily Mail, “Pain was not just a by-product of her work, but an integral part of it. Nuns were instructed to whip themselves and wear wire chains with spikes on.”
The dark legacy of Mother Teresa
One particular incident which casts a serious shadow on her allegedly impeccable character is her close relationship with Charles Keating, a Catholic himself, who was convicted of fraud, racketeering and conspiracy for his involvement in the Savings and Loan Scandal where customers were conned into purchasing worthless junk bonds. Keating had donated a sizable amount of money to Teresa in the 1980s and Teresa wrote on his behalf as he awaited sentencing, appealing for clemency. In reply, the prosecuting attorney, Paul Turner wrote to Teresa, “No church… should allow itself to be used as salve for the conscience of the criminal.”
Various volunteers at Teresa’s clinics, Mary Loudon and Susan Shields being prominent examples, noted the serious lack of amenities. Despite the millions of dollars of donations the Missionaries of Charity received, the clinics lacked in everything apart from the most fundamental necessities. The picture that emerges from the eyewitness accounts of volunteers and doctors such as Robin Fox of the Lancet is bleak at best and horrifying at its worst. No tests were performed to determine the ailments, patients suffering from terminal cancer and in terrible agony were provided with no painkillers apart from aspirin, hospital was out of question and needles were rinsed with tap water and reused without sterilization.
In her own words, “I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people.” If these words weren’t morbid enough, Mother Teresa once described AIDS as “just retribution for improper sexual conduct.” In another bizarre incidence, Teresa said to a man in excruciating pain dying of terminal cancer that he should consider himself fortunate: “You are suffering like Christ on the cross. So Jesus must be kissing you.” Befittingly, the man replied, “Then please tell him to stop kissing me.”
The goal of Mother Teresa was never charity, her goal was always serving her Church. No one would have objected if the poor had benefited from her service to the Church but that was quite obviously not the case. The goal it seems, for Mother Teresa, was always religious conversion. As those working for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity have confirmed, patients were converted on the deathbed on the promise of a ‘ticket to heaven.’
Christopher Hitchens once summarized the Teresa phenomenon perfectly as only Hitchens could, “Everything everyone thinks they know about [Mother Teresa] is false. It must be the single most successful emotional con job of the twentieth century.”
Probably you were not aware of the ‘Real Truth’ until now. However, the documentary will expose the dark legacy of ‘Mother’ Teresa.